IUPUI Office for Women
"The mission of the IUPUI Office For Women is to build a campus environment that is inclusive of all and to create a climate where all community members can succeed and reach their full potential as faculty, staff, or students."
Dr. Kathleen Grove is the director of the office of women, which leads campus wide efforts to ensure gender equity for faculty, staff, and students through gender equity education, targeted programming, skills workshops, mentoring programs, policy review and analysis, and recognition of excellence through awards and exhibits.
Continuing to preserve and increase equal opportunities for gender equity at IUPUI is central to Dr. Grove’s work. Over her nearly two decades of service at IUPUI, Dr. Grove is most proud of the ongoing programming that the Office for Women has developed which focuses on creating an inclusive environment through education, mentoring, leadership development, and recognition awards. The office was instrumental in planning the 2019 IUPUI Conference for Women, which hosted 400 employees for a day of professional development and workshops. The Office for Women has also been instrumental in adding more wellness rooms on campus for nursing mothers. From 2013 to 2016, the Office for Women worked with the Division of Student Affairs to design and implement a Nursing Mothers Room at the Campus Center at IUPUI. Additionally, the office has created programming celebrating the Centennial of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, and recently sponsored an exhibit in the Cultural Arts Gallery celebrating the 50th anniversary of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibited sex discrimination in educational institutions. These efforts culminated in IUPUI being named to the Forbes Magazine List of Best Employers for Women in 2021 and 2022.